Thursday, March 4, 2010

Transfer in Chinatown

A typical scene in a Washington DC metro subway station...

Best if viewed on large in black, click on the image to do so...

4 comments:

emgilmer said...

Love this! As an Indianapolis native who has been reading your blog for about a year now, I'm excited to see this photo of my new stomping grounds in DC.

Nice work, as usual.

cdc guy said...

I remember when Metro was new and cool back in the late 70's. The station design has not aged well, and it always seems so dim inside.

I love riding when I'm there, though. I've only taken my car into the district twice in the past 20 years...

mheidelberger said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. The station design of the system looks as if its a concrete monument to Brutalism, much like many of the designs of the government buildings in Washington.

cdc guy said...

From Wikipedia:

"Metro stations were designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, and are examples of late-20th century modern architecture. With their heavy use of exposed concrete and repetitive design motifs, Metro stations also display aspects of brutalist design. In 2007, the design of the Metro's vaulted-ceiling stations was voted number 106 on the American Institute of Architects' list of "America's Favorite Architecture"."

Two points for Matt!